Waterproof wall panels, manufactured in the UK by Multipanel, have been installed in the ensuite bathrooms and accessible wet rooms of this student accommodation.
The focus of Dorset-based company Stannary Solutions Limited has been on developing high-end, affordable student accommodation blocs: Farrier House in Worcester is one example.
“Farrier House has set a new benchmark for student accommodation. The rooms and bathrooms are furnished to an incredibly high standard” Anthony Thomas –Student
Long described as an eyesore, Farrier House, next to Worcester University’s City campus, was a sad, neglected and underused building until Stannary Solutions completely transformed it into highly desirable cutting-edge accommodation, designed to meet the demand of the city’s growing student population.The company’s £1.7m makeover breathed new life into the building, which now comprises 69 boutique ensuite rooms; two cinema rooms; landscaped rooftop terrace cafe; social area; pool room; launderette facilities; and kitchens.
Nilem Boyd, Director of Stannary Solutions remembered having seen Multipanel waterproof bathroom wall panels and flooring at an exhibition and felt that they would be the perfect choice to clad Farrier House’s ensuite bathrooms and accessible wet rooms.
“Multipanel provided us with a completely waterproof solution at an affordable price, she said. “Beyond product functionality, Multipanel also offered us a great choice of stylish decors that we knew would appeal to today’s discerning students.
“Student rooms are arranged over three floors so we had to be sure that we had the right watertight solution in place to eliminate the risk of water ingress from one floor to those below. Multipanel’s Hydrolock joint system satisfied that requirement.
“We also act as landlords at Farrier House, so it was important for us to ensure tight control over future ongoing maintenance costs, and that’s one of the reasons why we selected high quality contemporary products like Multipanel that require only minimal maintenance and are easy to clean — ones tough enough to withstand the inevitable heavy wear and the occasional knock from residents.
“The completed bathrooms and wet rooms look great and the feedback from students, who find the panels easy to clean, has been good. All our facilities, including bathrooms and wet rooms remain in pristine condition, ready for our second wave of students arriving in September.”
Stannary Solutions also intend to use Multipanel in further student developments.
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